HitFix

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

Cougar Town: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" You've got a fine debut in the new digs. "

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Alan Sepinwall

2 78%

Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2012)

" There's a story midway through the season that's as powerful as anything the show has done to date. "

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Alan Sepinwall

3 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"Cruise may not be the same size as the Reacher of the novels, but this is every bit as entertaining as any fan of the character could hope."

Posted Dec 18, 2012

Drew McWeeny

4 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Django Unchained is Blazing Saddles with a body count, a positively incendiary entertainment about America's greatest shame, the personal and social toll of slavery... "

Posted Dec 11, 2012

Drew McWeeny

5 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"When it all comes down to the singing, the communication of these grand, sweeping passions in song, 'Les Miserables' connects and connects and connects again, and on that level, it has to be called a triumph."

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Drew McWeeny

6 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"For now, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is a good start, but with the expectations resting on the film, is good going to be good enough? "

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Drew McWeeny

7 51%

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

"If you want a few well-done fights and you like Adkins, I can't completely recommend against it."

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Drew McWeeny

8 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Apatow's got a gift for writing every character in the film deeper than expected, and his supporting cast really gets a chance to shine."

Posted Nov 26, 2012

Drew McWeeny

9 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"It has an integrity to it that is bracing and adult, and it manages to deliver a major visceral experience without ever once bending to Hollywood convention."

Posted Nov 26, 2012

Drew McWeeny

10 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"I liked 'Anvil' so much that I've been curious to see what [director Sacha Gervasi] could do with a great script. And now, the wait continues. "

Posted Nov 23, 2012

Drew McWeeny

11 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"... I found it to be a heart-breaking experience to see this much good work used in service of a story that is, ultimately, nothing but empty calories, a spiritual shell game."

Posted Nov 20, 2012

Drew McWeeny

12 88%

Crossfire Hurricane ()

"If Crossfire Hurricane doesn't offer much that's new, or tell a spellbinding story along the way, it still vividly captures how they became legends in the first place."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

13 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"... this is a film with its own cadence, its own particular sense of music, and it is a tremendous success for writer/director David O. Russell."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

14 73%

Miami Connection (2012)

"It may be late, it may not be the way they imagined it, but 'Miami Connection' is finally, gloriously, having its day. "

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

15 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"... we have a lot to look forward to from [Joe Wright] in years to come, and here's hoping audiences get lost in this lovely, painful romantic fever dream. "

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

16 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"'Lincoln' is top-shelf adult entertainment, and a wonderful way of underlining one of the most important ideas in regard to how our own political system works today..."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

17 77%

The Bay (2012)

"... effective and entertaining and has such a different voice than most horror movies that it should really surprise audiences."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

18 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"[Bill Condon] makes a better case for the iconography of the series than anyone else has so far, and if you're a fan, you're going to feel incredibly well-served by what you see. "

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

19 46%

A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

"'A Liar's Autobiography' is a noble attempt, but a painful sit, and I can't recommend it to anyone but the most obsessive of Python fanatics, and even for them, it might be tough to take."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

20 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"Rise of the Guardians should please family audiences with its strong central characters and its delicate touch with humor and observation, and while it's a little soft in certain stretches, when it connects, there is magic here."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Drew McWeeny

21 81%

The Hour: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

" It's a treat to be back in this world again. "

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

22 89%

Starlet (2012)

"A smart, sweet, haunting experience."

Posted Nov 12, 2012

Drew McWeeny

23 54%

Wedding Band: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Sometimes, charm is enough, especially on a Saturday night at 10 o'clock, and if it comes with good music along the way. "

Posted Nov 10, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

24 49%

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

"'The Man With The Iron Fists' may not be the most accomplished or polished film of the year, but it may be the most heartfelt..."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Drew McWeeny

25 88%

The Other Dream Team (2012)

"The Other Dream Team wasn't the 1992 Lithuanian Basketball movie that I necessarily wanted, but it could absolutely be the 1992 Lithuanian Basketball movie that you want, assuming you want such a thing."

Posted Oct 26, 2012

Dan Fienberg

26 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"... director Sam Mendes manages to pay sophisticated, sincere homage to the conventions that define the Bond series while remembering that one of the things that makes the series such an enduring presence is fun."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Drew McWeeny

27 75%

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013)

" It's the same uneven show [as it was in season 1], full of ideas that seem funny in concept but only occasionally get there in execution. "

Posted Oct 23, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

28 45%

The Girl ()

"Because of stars Jones and Sienna Miller, there are reasons to watch The Girl, but the one-dimensional approach defeats any chance that any serious film fan will revise their opinions on much of anything."

Posted Oct 22, 2012

Dan Fienberg

29 77%

American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012-2013)

" Ultimately, it's the exact same tedious show [Murphy and Falchuk have] been making, under one name or another, for years now. "

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

30 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"I am refreshed by it, my faith in the unique power of film completely restored. I feel like I've just had my first drink of water after a drought, or my first bite of food after a fast."

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Drew McWeeny

31 78%

Flight (2012)

"It has been too long since we've seen Robert Zemeckis swing for the fences, and his return to live-action turns out to be one of the most heartfelt and human movies of his career."

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Drew McWeeny

32 26%

Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Adult life may be like high school some of the time, but it isn't all of the time - and a show suggesting that it is becomes just as difficult to endure as some of the worse memories of high school itself. "

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

33 78%

Flight (2012)

"[Washington] fires on all cylinders, running through a range that marks his most accomplished performance in some time, one certainly rating higher than the two that brought him Oscars in the past."

Posted Oct 15, 2012

Kristopher Tapley

34 93%

The Walking Dead: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The two episodes are as exciting and scary in equal measure as I'm sure the creative team intended. "

Posted Oct 14, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

35 20%

Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" If Beauty and the Beast isn't the worst new show of the fall (and it probably is), it's certainly the silliest. "

Posted Oct 11, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

36 20%

Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The pilot fails to offer even a kernel of hope. "

Posted Oct 11, 2012

Dan Fienberg

37 92%

Nashville: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" It's a smart mix of soap opera, music and political intrigue. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

38 92%

Nashville: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" This element [the music] is the heart and soul of the show. Now, I'm just hoping everything else can continue to live up to it. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Liane Bonin Starr

39 86%

Arrow: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Arrow is a competently-made superhero drama with an appealing lead performance from Stephen Amell. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

40 47%

Chicago Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Through three episodes of Chicago Fire, there's no one I felt the need to ever see again. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

41 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"Ultimately, the audience for this film probably won't care about missed thematic opportunities or consistent character writing, but it's a disappointment."

Posted Oct 4, 2012

Drew McWeeny

42 93%

30 Rock: Season 7 (TV, 2012-2013)

" I respect Tina Fey's desire to end the show while it's still good. But an episode like this one just reminds me of how much I'm going to miss 30 Rock when it's gone. "

Posted Oct 4, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

43 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"It is a lovely reminder of why Tim Burton's films can be wonderful, and should have a long life as a frequently-revisited Disney classic."

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Drew McWeeny

44 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"This entry in the series is the first time I've felt like they played it safe, and that's a shame."

Posted Oct 1, 2012

Drew McWeeny

45 12%

Red Dawn (2012)

"... too confused and too muddled to be either a love-letter to the militia movement or an indictment of putting guns in the hands of kids, and without any specific point of view or focus to its storytelling, it just doesn't work."

Posted Oct 1, 2012

Drew McWeeny

46 50%

Revenge: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The ridiculously convoluted and overly complicated stuff is what makes "Revenge" juicy, if not logical, fun. "

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Liane Bonin Starr

47 58%

666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" 666 Park Avenue is a nice place to visit, even if we don't want to live there for a multitude of reasons. "

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Liane Bonin Starr

48 97%

Homeland: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

" It's still Homeland, and it's good. "

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

49 80%

Dexter: Season 7 (TV, 2012)

" Dexter has sucked me back in. "

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

50 77%

Last Resort: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The Last Resort pilot episode is far and away the best I watched for this fall season. "

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Alan Sepinwall

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